26 September 2009

Medical Word of the Day: Dental Caries

Dental Caries: holes or structural damage in the teeth; as in tooth decay, as in cavities. Hmmm, bet you didn't know that. Somehow, it just sounds better as cavities. If you went around telling people you had caries, people might think you had a weird disease.

Tooth decay is also one of the most common disorder, second only to the common cold. So brush your teeth.

1 comment:

cara said...

I did know that's what that word meant as it's what the French say for cavity!